HOLIDAY MARASCHINO CHERRY SHORTBREAD COOKIES


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter – softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 27 Maraschino Cherries

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put parchment paper in the baking pan and leave aside.
  2. In a medium sized dish combine flour and corn starch. Leave aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix butter and sugar using electric hand mixer at medium speed, until it becomes light and fluffy.
  4. Add vanilla extract and pinch of salt and mix some more.
  5. Add flour and corn starch. Mix at a lower speed for a few minutes to get a fine dough.
  6. Make balls of about 1 inch. Place them in the baking pan. Space cookies about 2 inches apart.
  7. Finally, place Maraschino cherry on the top of each ball of dough and press with finger until 2/3 of the cherry is inside the ball. Bake for 10/12 minutes.
  8. Wait for them to cool down and enjoy.

NOTES

They can be kept at a room temperature for a couple of days


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